Truckers deliver demands to White House, end DC protest

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — Three weeks after truckers parked their rigs by the U.S. Capitol May 1, they ended their national protest calling for an end to brokers slashing their rates and for elimination of government overregulation. An estimated 500 to 1,000…



‘Things are even harder for small farmers now’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

ATLANTA — “Things are even harder than usual for small farmers right now, with so much uncertainty about what will happen,” Willie Head told the Militant April 13. Head has several hundred acres of corn, melons, greens and other vegetable…


Workers in Iraq defy curfew to maintain protests

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020
Anti-government demonstrators in Baghdad April 9 march against appointment of Mustafa al-Kadhemi, Iraq government’s spy master, as prime minister, with his picture crossed out.

Hundreds of Iraqi protesters defied a government-imposed curfew in the southern city of Nasiriyah and took to the streets in recent weeks to demand a halt to restrictions on their gatherings. They also condemned the April 5 assassination of Anwar…


US rulers deploy the National Guard, target workers’ jobs, rights

Vol. 84/No. 15 - April 20, 2020

As the economic and social crisis facing working people unfolding today deepens, the capitalist rulers are taking aim at our political and constitutional rights. One aspect of this is the deployment of over 18,500 Air and Army National Guard troops…


1959 revolution opened door to Cuba’s int’l solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 14 - April 13, 2020

The Cuban government continues to respond to any requests to send medical workers to countries around the world to combat the coronavirus epidemic. And Washington is stepping up its slander of the unstinting work of Cuba’s medical volunteers. It seeks…


UK: Workers strike over low wages, multitier conditions

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020
Sanitation workers, members of Unite union on strike in south-east London, stop refuse truck March 18. Two-day walkout won sick pay. Workers are also demanding end to multitier wages.

LONDON — Seventy refuse workers picketed the Thames Road Serco waste disposal depot in Bexley, in south-east London, March 18. Unite union members were taking strike action against low wages, lack of sick pay and multitier wages and conditions. Truck…


Teachers in Minnesota strike 3 days, demand more hiring

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Teachers ended a three-day strike March 13 that shut down public schools here, the first such walkout since 1946. The St. Paul Federation of Educators, with 3,600 members, picketed schools each morning and held spirited rallies…


Ohio, Texas use coronavirus to justify ban on abortion

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020

In decisions that deal blows to women’s rights and violate constitutional protections, the governments of Ohio and Texas have banned abortions, using the spread of the coronavirus as a pretext.  On March 17 Ohio’s Department of Health ordered all abortion…


Jobs, lives hit as profit-driven bosses shut operations

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020

Hundreds of millions of working people in the United States and worldwide are being hit with mounting devastation to the lives and livelihoods of ourselves and our families, due to the capitalist rulers’ demonstrated incapacity to contain and reverse today’s…